EU agrees naval mission to stop Libya arms flow

World Feb 18, 2020

EU agrees naval mission to stop Libya arms flow

EU foreign ministers agreed Monday to a naval operation to enforce an arms embargo on war-torn Libya, overcoming objections from countries who feared it may encourage new migrant flows. The mission will be authorised to intervene to stop arms shipments, EU diplomatic chief Josep Borrell ...

Q&A: Issues at stake in Libya peace conference in Berlin

World Jan 19, 2020

Q&A: Issues at stake in Libya peace conference in Berlin

Key players meet Sunday in Berlin to build on a fragile cease-fire for Libya and try to tackle foreign interference in a country mired in chaos since its 2011 NATO-backed uprising. Here are key elements behind the insecurity and political anarchy in the oil-rich North ...

Timeline: Libyan chaos since overthrow of Gadhafi in 2011

World Jan 19, 2020

Timeline: Libyan chaos since overthrow of Gadhafi in 2011

Oil-rich Libya has been mired in chaos since the ouster and killing of dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, with two rival authorities and a multitude of militias now vying for control. The country's internationally recognized unity government is based in Tripoli while eastern strongman Khalifa ...

Libya cease-fire agreed upon after months of fighting

World Jan 13, 2020

Libya cease-fire agreed upon after months of fighting

Both sides in Libya's conflict agreed to a cease-fire from Sunday to end nine months of fighting following weeks of international diplomacy and calls for a truce by power-brokers Russia and Turkey. The oil-rich North African country has been wracked by bloody turmoil since a ...

Libyans agree to truce in conflict drawing increasing foreign involvement

World Jan 12, 2020

Libyans agree to truce in conflict drawing increasing foreign involvement

Libyan eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar announced on Saturday a cease-fire in the western region, which includes the capital, Tripoli, starting 00:01 a.m. on Sunday and the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) agreed to the truce. Since April, Libyan National Army ...

Attack on Libyan military academy kills at least 28

World Jan 5, 2020

Attack on Libyan military academy kills at least 28

At least 28 people were killed in an attack on a military academy in the Libyan capital late on Saturday, the health minister of the Tripoli-based government said. Tripoli, which is under the control of the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), is facing ...

Turkey to send troops to Libya at Tripoli's request, Erdogan says

World Dec 27, 2019

Turkey to send troops to Libya at Tripoli's request, Erdogan says

Turkey will send troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, putting the North African country's conflict at the center of wider regional frictions. Libya's internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in ...